Northern Lao - European
Cave Project 


Welcome to the Northern Lao - European Cave Project !

We are a team of European cavers that explores caves in Laos since the year 2000. We want to achieve an overview of caving areas located in the Northern provinces. Cavers of all nations are welcome  to contribute to our mission. We cooperate with the local authorities and development projects and promote cave eco-tourism as part of conservation and contribution to the local economy.

Latest News:  
February The Laos expedition 2015 is back. See for a first report at:  Laos 2015
  Group 2015
February The 2014 team returned from a sucessfull expedition with 13.3 km of surveyed caves in Sam Neua and close to the Vietnam border at Phon Thong. Further potential is confirmed west of Sam Neua region.

  Team 2014Team Phon Thong
July Three presentations and one poster have been given  at the International Congress of Speleology 2013 in Brno. Also our 5th BHB book was published on this ocassion. Please visit our article section for the following contributions:
- "10 years of exploration and over 100 km of caves surveyed in Northern Laos"
- "The development of Chom Ong cave as ecotourism destination in Northern Laos"
-  "Biospeleological research in the Lao PDR"
- "Speleological expeditions to the Shan plateau in Myanmar (Burma)"


Last update:  November 2016